Keru: 6 definitions

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Keru means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Keru in India is the name of a plant defined with Asparagus curillus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Asparagopsis curilla (Buch.-Ham. ex Roxb.) Kunth (among others).

2) Keru is also identified with Semecarpus anacardium It has the synonym Anacardium officinarum Gaertner (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1990)
· Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany (1875)
· Chem. Biol. Interact. (2006)
· Pharmazie (1985)
· Vascul. Pharmacol. (2007)
· Current Sci. (1982)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Keru, for example side effects, diet and recipes, chemical composition, health benefits, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Keru (केरु).—v. mahikeru.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Keru (केरु):—See mahi-k.

[Sanskrit to German]

Keru in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Keru (ಕೆರು):—[verb] to become dense or intense; to become crowded.

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Keru (ಕೆರು):—

1) [noun] the tree Semecarpus anacardium ( = Anacardium orientale) of Anacardiaceae family; marking nut tree.

2) [noun] its nut.

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Keṟu (ಕೆಱು):—[verb] to make itch; to irritate or annoy.

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Kēru (ಕೇರು):—

1) [verb] to separate chaff, unwanted lighter particles etc. from grain, by winnowing.

2) [verb] (fig.) to examine with care and separate deficiencies in a work.

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Kēru (ಕೇರು):—[noun] = ಕೇರ್ [ker]1.

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Kēru (ಕೇರು):—

1) [noun] = ಕೇರ್ [ker]2.

2) [noun] ಕೇರು ಕಟ್ಟು [keru kattu] kēru kaṭṭu to inflict pain; to cause damage, loss, difficulty, hindrance, etc.; ಕೇರು ಹಾಕು [keru haku] kēru hāku = ಕೇರು ಕಟ್ಟು [keru kattu].

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Kēru (ಕೇರು):—[noun] an apparatus made of bamboo splits for winnowing grain; a winnow.

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Kēṟu (ಕೇಱು):—

1) [verb] to separate chaff, unwanted lighter particles etc. from grain, by winnowing.

2) [verb] (fig.) to examine with care and separate deficiencies in a work.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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